Digital work in a pre-digital organizational culture

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationECIS 2014 Proceedings - 22nd European Conference on Information Systems
PublisherAssociation for Information Systems
ISBN (Print)9780991556700
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Conference

Title22nd European Conference on Information Systems, ECIS 2014
PlaceIsrael
CityTel Aviv
Period9 - 11 June 2014

Abstract

Digital natives constitute the majority of new employees entering the marketplace. However, they face an organizational corporate culture that enshrines the vested interests of a very different generation of people, whom they would characterize as digital immigrants or even dinosaurs. This organizational culture has very strict values and assumptions about the way people (should) work, resulting in considerable tension between the digital natives and their non-native colleagues. We explore these tensions in an exploratory case study of a hotel chain marked by its conservatism in IT policy. After reviewing the literature on digital natives, digital immigrants and organizational culture, we examine how digitally native hotel employees in China secure access to the digital media of their choice in the face of corporate obstruction. We discuss the broader implications of our findings for practicing managers, as well as future research opportunities, before concluding this research-in-progress paper.

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  • Digital Immigrants, Digital Natives, Digital Work, Organizational Culture

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Digital work in a pre-digital organizational culture. / Davison, Robert M.; Ou, Carol X.J.

ECIS 2014 Proceedings - 22nd European Conference on Information Systems. Association for Information Systems, 2014.

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)Not applicablepeer-review